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could suffer yet another major blow. looming strikes at ports from next sass to boston are threatening to put thousands of americans out of work. with potential losses for u.s. businesses ranging in the billions. >> the port of baltimore is one of maryland's largest economic generators. any type of work action that may result in a suspension or stoppage of work would have an adverse effect. >> we handle more cars, we handle more farm and construction equipment than any other u.s. port. patti ann: we're learning that adverse effect could take a toll on the economy. fox business network's stuart varney has more for us on that this morning. good morning, stu. >> good morning, patti ann. you're talking about two million tons of cargo a day. you're talking about billions of dollars of commerce every single day. if there is a port strike that takes place possibly on sunday of this weekend, then 14,500 dock workers walk off the job at 14 major ports on the east coast and the gulf coast. directly affected? retailers who will have a hard time getting supplies in for the spring sales. the wareho
a crippling 8-day strike at the port of los angeles and long beach. we'll look at the toll that the work stoppage has taken on the u.s. economy. bill: a questionable cartoon featuring the rich stealing from the middle class. martha: two rising stars in the republican party laid out their vision for the future last night and for their party. >> we need to carry on and keep fighting for the american idea. the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to rise. to escape from poverty. to achieve whatever your god-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. i've got
load or unload cargo at any of the ports, l.a. or long beach. adam houseley's there live. what's the latest there, any movement in. >> reporter: not much movement at all. a few ships are getting through. the quote given to me this morning was they're trickling in. i'll step away, you can see to the port complex. l.a./long beach, the twin bolters. 40% of all cargo traffic in the country comes through here, the largest port complex in the country. you put the two together, you separate 'em out, and they're one and two. cargo ships just sitting there waiting to be unloaded. we know of at least 11 ships that have gone to other ports because this port has been shut down for a week. as far away as panama. nothing's getting through here, as i mentioned, one port employee said stuff is just trickling through. bill: what are the two sides saying, adam? what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, both sides, of course, blame the other side. the clerical workers are the ones that have gone on strike here. there's about 800 of them. they say that when they retire, those jobs are being moved o
that, then look for activity around the ports of tartus and latakia. depending on how much equipment they would retrograde and get the people out those two ports would be important as well as the airports around damascus. alisyn: meaning what if you saw more active around the ports that would mean bashar al-assad is making a run for it? >> he probably is going to want to get some stuff out of there. he would probably get flown out because they want to do it with as few of people that knew about it as possible because you would have a massive collapse in that case. no matter how this turns out you'll have a lot of bad people with access to a lot of really bad weapons. and you've got al-qaida groups in there. everybody in the main opposition is connected with the muslim brotherhood, so there really aren't any good scenarios for the end of this thing. alisyn: on that chilling note captain chuck nash thank you so much for your input. >> you're welcome. bill: a rude awakening for so many this morning. why the location of an earthquake only hours ago is telling. alisyn: and devine interven
's principal helped save her life. heather: bracing for what could be a big strike at some of the biggest ports in america. dock workers could be hitting the picket lines on the east and gulf coast this week. we'll take a closer look what kind of impact that could have on the economy. gregg: mother nature not making it easy for millions of folks rushing to get home for christmas. we're live at the nation's busiest airport. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. gregg: a week after the school shooting in newtown, connecticut, and we're still hearing many stories of heroism in the middle of all that violence. we're hearing from a woman that worked as a reading consultant in the elementary school. she said the principal saved her life when the gunman opened fire. >>> my principal dawn hochsprung and mary sherlach, they went out in the hall to check out the noise. they didn't know it was gunshots. when they realized it was gunshots, natalie hammed monday,
interests. they have got a port on the mediterranean that is in syria, a military base. it is very important to them strategically. i don't think you will see a real hand being played by russia until they know for a fact that assad is going to go. patti ann: meanwhile though, the envoy, lack tau brahimi is meeting with the russia's foreign minister lavrov this weekend . what do you see coming out of this meeting?. >> i think there will be some proclamation they made some progress. one, assad is not participating. two, the rebels are not participating. they're the principles involved in this. i just don't see us moving in a positive direction. certainly we would all hope for that but i don't think it is realistic. patti ann: the big concern is the chemical weapons. what happens to those if there is some sort of chaos? >> well the worst situation, patti ann, is actually assad is still in power but he begins to lose control of some of the chemical sites because of the movements that the rebels are making and the success that they're enjoying. that would force the jordanians, the israelis and th
to america's ports, as a strike deadline fast approaches. doug mcelway live from washington. doug, the complaints of longshoreman whose strike was temporarily averted last week is kind of a symbol of what is threatening unions all across the nation, right? >> it really is heather, the longshoreman have been threatened by automation. it takes one longshoreman to do a job in the early 1960s it took three men to do. as automation has increased the longshoreman's union demanded their job security be plea served. the shipping industry worked out a deal where longshoreman would be paid a fee based on the weight of every container this a ship carries. but the industry finds it prohibitive lee expensive. >> antiquated work rules we've seen in it automotive industry, in the steel industry where efficient will see and new productive machines can come into play and people get displaced by that. it's been a difficult thing but it's one of the things that in order to maintain the cost and competitiveness in a global marketplace we have to pay attention to. >> reporter: president obama is basic
or not it's illinois legal tomorrow port guns into the country. that's why john was arrested. there is a letter from the u.s. ambassador saying the fact that this case has been this process since august is normal. given the nature of the felony he was detained for. introducing or producing weapons of this kind in mexico regard leafs intent is illegal and considered a serious offense. the state department also says americans are arrested in mexico's every year for violating the country's gun laws. a disabled veteran has started an online facebook, free john hammer. if he is not free he faces 12 more years in a mexican prison if convicted. martha: just imagine what his family is going through, eric. thank you for the background on all of that. here with more on this case. kully simpson is a former secretary of defense, a senior legal fellow at the heritage foundation and we thank him for joining us. and apollio acosta is a former director in the embassy in mexico city. apollo, do you agree there is anyway he can be home for christmas? >> i don't see that he'll be home for chris
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